Vernon Grant Holiday Reveal - Nov 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 1, 2018


Contact: Marie Cheek, Community Relations for Culture & Heritage Museums


803.818.6767 mcheek@chmuseums.org


The 2018 Vernon Grant Holiday Ornament and Card Reveal at Museum of York County


ROCK HILL, S.C. – It’s a Rock Hill tradition to roll in the Christmas season with the annual reveal of a new Vernon Grant holiday card and ornament. The 32nd annual holiday ornament produced by Culture and Heritage Museums has a 24kt gold finish with brilliant colors and is a limited edition of 700.


The 2018 Vernon Grant Christmas Card, “Santa’s Christmas Wish,” has a limited edition of 500; the holiday card marks the museums’ 40th consecutive edition. The Vernon Grant 2018 Holiday Card and Ornament will be presented to the family of Vernon Grant at the Museum of York County on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. The event is free. Enjoy light refreshments and look over smashing gift ideas in the merrily decked-out Museum Store.


The 2018 Vernon Grant Holiday ornament is funded in part by OTS Media Group/ WRHI & Interstate 107. The annual holiday card is made possible by Jan & David Angel and Angel Insurance & Financial Services and Nationwide. Selected Vernon Grant images have been reproduced as holiday ornaments to help celebrate the famed illustrator’s work as well as for the ongoing exhibition and conservation of the Vernon Grant collection.


2018 Vernon Grant Holiday Ornament & Card Reveal is Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


The Museum of York County is located at 4621 Mt. Gallant Rd., Rock Hill, SC, 29732


For more information go to www.chmuseums.org


Image: (embargo date Nov. 15, 2018) Vernon Grant Holiday Card “Santa’s Christmas Wish”


About Vernon Grant: Vernon Grant has garnered international fame as the illustrator of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies® “Snap, Crackle, Pop®;” his holiday art has been reproduced on magazines covers and Christmas cards for over 80 years. Grant’s illustrations are the inspiration for ChristmasVille, an award-winning festival that is celebrated annually since 2006 in Vernon’s adopted hometown of Rock Hill. Grant’s last half of his life was spent as a civic leader in Rock Hill where he created Glen the Frog, the mascot for the city’s annual Come-See-Me festival. The whimsical playscapes of Main Street Children’s Museum and the Museum of York County’s Tot Town were also inspired by Grant’s artwork.


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